Officer Killed in Car Hijacking


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An off-duty 35-year-old officer has been shot and killed in Eersterivier.  The suspects hijacked his vehicle before shooting him in the neck.

The officer died in hospital.

He was stationed at with the Lentegeur Visible Policing Unit.

The Hawks are investigating a case of murder.

In an unrelated case

A total of three suspects has been arrested following a high-speed car chase in Ottery this morning.

They were nabbed after hijacking a vehicle in Zeekoe Road, Grassy Park.

The suspects, aged, 17, 36 and 37, made off with a Toyota Fortuner, but the car’s tracker had been activated.

The police’s Flying Squad were alerted to the incident, and gave chase, firing several shots at the hijacked vehicle.

[Header image: Elvis Ntombela]

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May 16, 2022
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